Summer Academy 2017 Dates

O’Dowd’s summer academy will not hold classes on July 3 & July 4.  School will resume on Wednesday, July 5. 

Here are our summer programs and dates:

High School Advancement: Entering 10th – 12th grades
•    June 5 – July 20 (Online Christian Morality only)
•    June 12 – July 20 (all other courses)

High School Enrichment: Entering 10th – 12th grades
•    Dates vary according to course

High School Prep: Entering 9th grade only
•    June 21 – July 14 (tech check on June 19 & 20)

Middle School: Entering 6th – 8th grades
•    June 19 – June 30 (session 1)
•    July 10 – July 21 (session 2)

Remediation: Entering 9th – 12th grades
•    June 13 – July 20

Middle School

O’Dowd Summer Academy for students entering 6th-8th grade offers an enriched, fun and engaging summer experience on the O’Dowd campus.   A new program format addresses whole-child development and encourages self-exploration. The daily schedule of academic, physical and social-emotional development activities includes  “Community Time,” a safe space in which students work in small groups around topics that foster inclusivity and well-being. Guided by trained adults and teen camp counselors, students dialogue about topics such as social media, inclusion, and mindfulness with the goals of staying healthy, maintaining positive social practices and respectfully engaging in the world around them. This program includes hands on learning, interactive activities, and group work across a variety of academic subject areas; enrichment courses (arts, programming, business design, gardening); and athletics (girls and boys basketball, baseball and softball, track and field, and strength and conditioning).

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.: Academic Course
9:40 – 10:40 a.m.: Community Time
10:50 – 11:50 a.m.: Academic Course
11:55 a.m.- 12:25 p.m.: Lunch Time
12:30 – 1:50 p.m.: Enrichment/Athletic Courses
2:00 – 3:20 p.m.: Enrichment/Athletic Courses
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.: Dismissal OR Additional course option

High School Preparation

The High School Prep Program for students entering 9th grade at any high school offers courses that help prepare freshmen for rigorous academic standards, as well as courses that give them valuable skills for school and for life. Course themes include study skills, theatre, public speaking and high school readiness classes. For students entering O’Dowd, this program provides them with the opportunity to become comfortable with the campus, to meet some of the teachers they will have during the upcoming school year, and to make new friends in a more relaxed educational environment. Your child can build their own schedule by choosing from classes in their areas of interest or need.

High School

We offer three different types of High School Summer Academy classes for students who will be entering grades 9-12 at any high school: Enrichment, Advancement and Remediation.

The Enrichment Program offers students courses that will provide them with valuable skills for school and life. These courses are O’Dowd-designed to deepen skills in a relaxed educational environment. These classes do not earn academic credit. Because of their unique nature, courses in this program have various start and end times and dates.

The Advancement Program offers highly motivated students the opportunity to take intensive academic courses that will either advance them to the next level of a subject, or allow them to complete a course in advance of the regular school year. We offer both online courses and on-campus classes. O’Dowd students receive full academic credit for these classes and many are U.C. eligible. Students from other schools should check with their counselors or Academic Assistant Principals on academic credit eligibility.

The Remediation Program is for students who need to elevate a D or F grade from the prior school year. O’Dowd students receive full academic credit for these classes. Courses are offered in a variety of formats including traditional classroom setting, online/hybrid, online, micro-classes (3 – 6 students) and tutoring. Students from other schools should check with their counselors or Academic Assistant Principals on academic credit eligibility.